Regarding the March 10 news article “Dems pile on voting measure”: One justification for the redistricting of the Wake County commissioners is the need to lower the costs of campaigns for office seekers. While that is a worthy and noble goal, it does not seem to have been a priority when school districts in Wake County were changed by the state last year.
Wouldn’t it have been prudent to have fixed all the problems with Wake county districts at one time, if indeed they had such obvious and inherent flaws? Or was it just less pressing when the Wake County commissioners had a Republican majority?
If lowering the cost of campaigns to enable greater involvement by a diversity of citizens is a goal of this legislature, let us do the job right. Let’s look at all North Carolina counties, redraw all the districts to be more locally responsive and not limit ourselves to one or two counties. That effort would assuage any fears that this proposal is politically motivated.